UK

Is Australia Finished? A Comparison with the UK and the US thumbnail

A few weeks ago I wrote a post called Australia’s Ever Changing Economy; Have Sydney and Melbourne Peaked? It was based on the latest State of States report from CommSec and my conclusion was that maybe the days of Victoria and New South Wales being the powerhouses of Australia were coming to an end. A [...]

adder

Yes, really. I’ve had enough of comparing supermarket prices for fruit and veg, meat, fish and other stuff, let’s compare snake bite seasons. In just one weeks time it will be winter here in Australia. Where I live though, Brisbane, you really wouldn’t think it. Daytime temperatures have been sitting at around 25° to 27° [...]

books

Books in Australia have always been quite expensive, I noticed that almost as soon as we arrived. I remember there was one particular book I wanted to buy a couple of years after I got here, it was available for £7.00 on Amazon in the UK but the cheapest I could find it here was [...]

Winter in the UK and Summer in Australia Compared thumbnail

Winter in the UK I’ve never done this before, compare an Aussie summer with an English winter, but the events of the weekend over in the UK have been quite shocking. Well, I thought it was just the weekend, but it seems the UK’s wild storms have been bashing the country since the end of October [...]

tv

TV in Australia and the UK compared. Not so long ago here in Australia the very last analogue TV signal was switched off. Australia’s analogue shutdown actually began on 30 June 2010 in Mildura and was complete on 10 December last year when remote Central and Eastern Australia were finally switched off. Goodbye analogue… Hello [...]

toys

I’ve written about Christmas shopping before and presented some cost comparisons between our two countries. You can see those posts here: The Cost of Toys in Australia Australia versus the UK: Christmas Shopping Compared The first post, as you can probably tell, concentrated on children’s toys, after all, that’s where most of the money goes [...]

shark

I may have mentioned the festive season in my post on Friday about Christmas Adverts on TV, but I’m certainly not feeling very Christmassy yet. For that reason I’m going to be talking about killer creatures in the UK. Recently in “The Sun”, one of Britain’s most popular tabloid newspapers, there was an article about [...]

David Jones

This is the third in my (yes, you’ve guessed it) four-part series about how the United Kingdom countries are represented here in Australia. I did rather cryptically explain the countries that do form the UK last week in my post about the Scottish in Australia and the first in the series was about the Irish [...]